Coun­cil still opts for fewer meet­ings

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Staff The 2019 South Glen­garry coun­cil reg­u­lar meet­ing sched­ule fea­tures only one ses­sion in Jan­uary, July, Au­gust and De­cem­ber.

Hold­ing only one meet­ing dur­ing the sum­mer months, as well as the last month of the year, is cus­tom­ary.

How­ever, as was the case in 2018, coun­cil de­cided last week that there would be only one reg­u­lar meet­ing in Jan­uary 2019 – on the 21st – as the mu­nic­i­pal of­fice’s shut­down dur- ing the Christ­mas hol­i­days would not pro­vide ad­e­quate time to pre­pare an agenda for the first reg­u­lar meet­ing of the year, which would have taken place on Jan­uary 7.

There will be two meet­ings held in each of the re­main­ing eight months of 2019.

In ad­di­tion, the present coun­cil de­cided at its last ses­sion to­gether on Novem­ber 19 that the first meet­ing of the newly-elected coun­cil will be held on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 5 at the Char-Lan Re­cre­ation Cen­tre, at 6 p.m. – in­stead of De­cem­ber 3 at 7 p.m. at the town­ship mu­nic­i­pal of­fice in Lan­caster.

Dur­ing the Novem­ber 19 meet­ing, town­ship clerk Kelli Cam­peau ex­plained that “sev­eral of our neigh­bour­ing mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties are hold­ing their in­au­gu­ral meet­ings on the first Mon­day of De­cem­ber,” and that “some mem­bers of our coun­cil may wish to at­tend these meet­ings.”

The new coun­cil – con­sist­ing of Mayor Frank Prevost, Deputy Mayor Lyle War­den, and new coun­cil­lors, Stephanie Ja­worski, Martin Lang and Sam McDonell – will be sworn in on De­cem­ber 5.

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